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Tents are easier to build, can be set up anywhere and require fewer resources
Unlike cemented hospitals and other concrete structures, a quarantine or an isolation tent requires fewer resources. It can also be fabricated within one day and can be set up in a few hours to provide shelter for patients and act as a monitoring facility for suspected individuals.
Tents provide extra spaces for hospitals at full capacity
Quarantine and Isolation Tents aid in freeing up space in overcrowded hospitals and other medical institutions. This in turn, helps health professionals directly and indirectly — hospitals beds that clog the hallways will be transferred, thus, easier movement of hospital staff around their facilities; and an extra space provided will avoid a hotbed of the virus to develop in such a concentrated area of infected individuals.
Tents can act as sanitation zones
These tents can also be used as a separate space for health professionals to decontaminate themselves after making multiple contacts with COVID-positive patients.
Tents as an alternative facility for minor illnesses and cases
Simple accidents, injuries and other ailments that still require medical attention but can be addressed without major surgery or special medical operation can be transferred here to avoid unnecessary exposure to infected individuals.
What is this virus that left hospitals flooded with patients?
COVID-19 is a new disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that originated in Wuhan, China in December 2019. It was only identified as a new strain of coronavirus a week later after China alerted WHO of this unusual pneumonia.
On January 30, 2020, the Philippines recorded its first case of COVID-19. Three days later, the first death outside China was recorded in the Philippines and since then, it has infected more than five thousand Filipinos with 362 deaths and 435 recoveries.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año warned that if efforts in containing the spread of the virus fail, cases in the country could reach 75,000 in five months.
As distressing it is to hear, premier private hospitals in Manila are reported as already filled to capacity and are turning people away due to shortages in enough facilities.
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“Both hospitals have already exceeded maximum capacity and admitting more COVID-19 patients will seriously impact our ability to deliver the critical level of care and attention patients need at this time,” the hospital management said in a statement.
CNN Philippines also reported that a few hospitals have announced that they will no longer accept patients suspected or confirmed with the coronavirus disease due to unavailable facilities and equipment. These are St. Luke’s Medical Center, Manila-based Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center, the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa and Quezon City-based De Los Santos Medical Center.
As reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippine Heart Center even appealed to people to seek treatment elsewhere should they suspect they had contracted the virus — all because these hospitals have reached their capacities.
According to the World Health Organisation, inadequate shelter and overcrowding are major factors in the transmission of diseases. Public structures such as health facilities not only represent a concentrated area of patients but also a concentrated area of germs. Hence, a decrease in overcrowding by providing extra facilities and a proper organization of the sites or services in health-care facilities is a priority.
A call for unity amidst this discouraging times
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With everyone’s unwavering support and leaders all the way from the private organizations up to the public officials who are doing their different roles in fighting this pandemic, our beloved country and citizens shall overcome this trial and see life in such a precious way to live by and look forward to, differently.
Our loved ones who died while serving their country shall never be forgotten but rather be the inspiration that will stay in the hearts of everyone who will tell the future generations of the triumph that we achieved during these trying times.
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As we gather together to fight this deadly virus, our purpose-built quarantine and isolation tents as temporary spaces and shelter are made available to help in relieving the overcrowding and lack of isolation facilities in our hospitals as well as provide temporary structures in mass-testing areas.
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